FLASHBACK: Western Colorado Floods of the Past
Most people don't associate flooding with Western Colorado, but it has happened. Take a little trip back in time with photos from late Daily Sentinel photographer Robert Grant. These are extreme examples, but they did happen.
For the first time in a long time, Colorado is no longer experiencing drought conditions. With snowpacks at record levels, what kind of a runoff can we expect? Take a look at Western Colorado when things get a little out of control.
The video above consists of Robert Grant photos of various floods from Western Colorado's past. I'm not implying we are in for anything similar. Rather, I'm offering a reminder of what Grand Junction and Fruita can look like when we have too much water. Many residents of the area have probably never seen flooding conditions in or around Grand Junction.
The National Weather Service predicts sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 80's for the remainder of the week in Grand Junction. Personally, I wouldn't mind if the rain came back. My lawn looks like garbage. So do the shrubs.